SCC Relational Covenant

A Relational Covenant for Shoreline Covenant Church


As servants of Jesus and members of the local Body of Christ at Shoreline Covenant Church our purpose is to glorify God in our worship, our Christian fellowship, and in how we represent Jesus in our world. We acknowledge that this is only possible when we “walk in the light, as he [Jesus] is in the light” (1 John 1:7), actively pursue the guidance of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13 & Isaiah 30:21 & 58:11), and always pray about everything (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We will seek to “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3).


There are times when this comes naturally, and we thank God for those moments. We also acknowledge that there are times and circumstances where it is not easy to glorify God in our relationships with one another. Because of these difficulties and the reality of sin in our world and in our lives, we agree to this set of relational commitments, to help us live as a healthy expression of the Kingdom of God.



Whereas conflict is a natural part of all relationships, when confronted with disunity we will each prayerfully and humbly discern our own contribution to this brokenness first.


We acknowledge that, while we are new creations, we are not finished products. We will get it wrong sometimes as we walk on this journey together. Let us walk hand-in-hand, full of grace and truth, even when we don’t see eye-to-eye.